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Sep 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
got worse for the united states overseas today as anti-u.s. protests over the film that denigrates the prophet, muhammed, spread to nearly 20 countries now. the violence has erupted in what is really the cradle of the arab spring in cairo, where the ambassador was stormed. benghazi, the attack that killed four americans, including the first ambassador to die in decades. this was a somber day at andrew's air force base as the four americans came home, as the leaders of their government looked on. it is where we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: to the mournful tones of "nearer my god to thee," the caskets came home, four public servants, arriving to the embrace of family and the secretary of state, brought together in grief. >> today, we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country, and our values. >> reporter: four americans, the president said, who knew the danger and accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> glenn dougherty never shied from adventure, he believed in his life he
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Sep 30, 2012 8:00am PDT
on the same stage with the president of the united states and people can make a direct comparison about them and their visions for the future. and wednesday night is the restart of this campaign and i think you'll see the numbers start to move right back in the other direction. >> how do you restart a campaign, governor, at that last moment where you can reach tens of millions of people? why isn't it too late to believe that after you announce your running mate, after you have your own convention, that you can restart with the presidential debates? >> absolutely. you'll have tens of millions of people for the very first time, david, really tuning in and paying attention to this race. and also for the first time you're going to have them be able to make a direct side-by-side comparison. remember, at the end of the day, campaigns are about the candidates. and they're going to be able to see the two candidates next to each other, debating each other, and governor romney i know will do a great job on wednesday night laying out his vision for america's future and making the contrast between he an
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> trust me when i tell you there was not a dry eye in the house after that moment. and by way of introducing my friends here in the booth with us, as you see gabby giffords and her astronaut husband watching on, you know, savannah guthrie is here, david gregory, chuck todd. savannah, as a fellow arizonan, something who knows something of the recovery process for this member of congress, you and i were there in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. the word herculean keeps coming up. >> when you see her walk out there, it was a labored walk but there she is. when you think about what she went through, being shot point blank in the head, it's amazing. from what my impression is of her recovery, to be able to say the pledge of allegiance from memory was an incredible feat of strength. as you mentioned, there really wasn't a dry eye in this room. >> your expectations for this evening? you and i were talking during "nightly news" about th
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Sep 23, 2012 3:30pm PDT
with the incumbent president of the united states. >> reporter: romney will jump-start the pace of his campaign this week. after his stop in colorado, romney and his running mate paul ryan launch a three-day bus tour tomorrow. in the battle ground of ohio, the president holds a five-point advantage. >> you guys sound like you're fired up already. >> obama is still trying to capitalize on romney's comments from an unwanted video. many republicans believe romney needs to sharpen his tone. >> i want to see fire in the belly. >> reporter: democrats are already trying to fire up their base, challenging romney on his tax planning. >> he hasn't been straight. >> reporter: with several states allowing early votings, michelle obama called the right to vote the nation's most important civil rights issue. >> this is the sit in of our day, sitting in a phone bank, sitting in your living room calling your friends, neighbors, that nephew you haven't seen in a while. >> reporter: publicly both campaigns have been trying to lower expectations, even complimenting their opponents debating skills. the first debat
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
, and may god continue to bless the united states of america. thank you. >> secretary of state hillary clinton speaking in the treaty room at the state department using very direct and solemn words to talk about the loss of four americans in these attacks at the consulate in benghazi, libya, saying that it's an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world, and as we wring back bring back in andl she asked the question that she said others would be asking, how could this help in a country we helped to liberate and a city we helped to save, andrea? >> reporter: that's the profound question, and she said she asked that question of herself, the question that others are asking. that's the question americans will be asking, the question that members of congress are going to be asking when we talk about all of the billions of dollars that we have spent. the american lives, not in rescuing libya but now four american lives lost after libya was supposedly on its way back. her other point, a very important point, was to say that this violates the conscience of
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Sep 10, 2012 3:00am PDT
of the united states. it made us proud as americans to know that those prejudices that we've had in the past are falling away. >> beyond some of the more personal areas, we sat down at campaign headquarters the next morning for more detailed discussion about where governor romney stands on the key issues of the campaign. so governor, we talked last night about jobs and the economy and also the debt. i want to begin there. you've called the debt and our deficit a moral crisis and yet in addition to extending the bush tax cuts you want to cut tax rates an additional 20%. you've rejected a 10-1 spending ratio when it comes to spending to increasing taxes. and yet you want to balance the budget. the math simply doesn't add up, does it? >> actually it does. five different economic studies including one at harvard, princeton, aei and a couple at the "wall street journal" all show that if we bring down our o top rates and go across the board, bring down rates for everyone in america, but also limit deductions and exemptions for people at the high end, you can keep the progressivity in the code, rem
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Sep 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
's delight. the iphone 5 may boost the economy of the united states when it is released tomorrow or at least announced tomorrow. this according to analysts at jpmorgan. sales of the iphone could boost gdp by .50% in the fourth quarter. analysts expect apple to sell 8 million new iphones in the months of october, november and december. >>> on wall street, a moment of silence after the open. this group "i will" is a volunteer group opening the bell this morning. you can go to 911day.org for information about what you can do today. >>> thank you. >> a bit of a chilly start to the day. >> cold? >> not now. it was this morning. let's check the forecast with christina loren. a beautiful day. >> it is beautiful. wait until you guys walk out that door when you leave the office. it is so nice out there. it is not just here in san jose where we're feeling that beautiful almost fall air come in. in san francisco, taking a live look. beautiful clear skies overhead. september is one of the clearest months in the city by the bay. 11:18 now. beautiful day shaping up. i want to point out old glory is not ge
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Sep 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
the united states government had no involvement. >> reporter: experts say the administration must walk a fine line. >> it is a dangerous political dynamic on the ground that's fuelled by the fact that the arab spring has not quickly found a very clear direction. >> reporter: after initially taking hits for politicizing american deaths in libya, mitt romney softened his tone. >> well, this is politics. i'm not going to worry about the campaign. >> reporter: with romney trailing in polls on the question of foreign policy, running mate paul ryan continues to hammer the president. >> amid all these threats and dangers what we do not see is steady, consistent american leadership. >> reporter: today a close ally added more foreign policy pressure. in an interview to air on "meet the press" benjamin netanyahu the israeli prime minister insists mr. obama get tougher with iran over their nuclear program. >> iran is guided by a leadership with an unbelievable fanaticism. it is the same fanaticism you see stormg the ing the embassie today. do you want them to have nuclear weapons? >> reporter: with less
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Sep 17, 2012 4:00am PDT
diplomacy, it's about the existence of the united states and israel. >> for them, we are you, and you are us. and at least on this point, they're right. >> reporter: brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> attacks in afghanistan over the weekend claimed the lives of both civilians and american soldiers. eight nato troops including six americans died in assaults by taliban insurgents or afghan government forces. one attack may have been directed at the location where england's prince harry is based. >>> and the nato coalition has apologized for an air strike that killed eight afghan women. they were gathering firewood in the same general area as 45 insurgents who had been targeted. >>> lawyers for england's duke and duchess of cambridge will appear in a paris court today to file a criminal complaint against the photographer who took topless photographs of the duchess. prince william and kate are in the solomon islands on the latest leg of their far east tour. our correspondent is traveling with them. >> reporter: if there are storm clouds gathering in europe over the publication of those photo
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Sep 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >>> good evening, there were new protests today against the united states. and this time in some countries where we didn't see unrest last week. indonesia, pakistan, and afghanistan where americans, of course, are already under fire and always targeted. this round stems from the film made of muhammad, that went viral and ignited the rumor mill. it is apparent that u.s. interests overseas may be entering a new phase. we begin in our kabul bureau tonight, with nbc's atia abawi. good evening >> reporter: last week they blocked google, hoping to stop the violent demonstrations, but today, hundreds took to the streets following the example of other muslims, in response to the anti-muslim film produced in california. afghan police put out the flames of fury and anger. violent is -- demonstrations hit kabul today police responded with stones and tear gas. this man says we will never tolerate any mockery of our prophet. tear gas, along with water canons, were used to control crowds in indonesia, the world's largest muslim-populated country elsewhere, they threw cocktails. and in lebanon, they peac
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Sep 18, 2012 11:00am PDT
that is responsible for the anti-islam video that is making waves across the united states and the middle east. nbc's richard engel is in afghanistan with the latest. >> reporter: the suicide bomb bomber appears to have been trolling for anyone in kabul. the bomber's vehicle exploded next to a small bus, killing to afghan police, eight south african aviation contractors. hezbollah said the car bombing was carried out by a 22-year-old female. that is rare in afghanistan where few women drive. there were riots in kabul on monday. the tension from the video only adds to a far bigger problem. a spike in insider attacks. afghan forces killing their nato partners. from now on, most u.s. and afghan troops are being kept apart. it's not a good sign for the direction of the war which is supposed to wind down in 2014. >> we say in military science the most perilous of all military operations is a withdraw under pressure. >> reporter: in a statement this morning, coalition commanders are committed to a long-term partnership with the forces. this suspension is temporary. u.s. and afghan troops conduct operatio
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Sep 30, 2012 3:30pm PDT
. this is europe's fourth win in the last seven matches. its largest singles win in the united states. an amazing performance by europe, which retains the cup. if you missed any of today's action, you can get caught up today on golf channel. sunday night football is next. giants and eagles. football night in america live from philadelphia at 7:00 eastern time. so long from medinah, amazing comeback by europe. - [ background chatter ] - ♪ [ harp notes ] - i see a little silhouetto of a man. - scaramouche. scaramouche. will you do the fandango? oh. thunderbolt and lightning-- very, very frightening me. - galileo. - galileo. - galileo? - figaro. easy come, easy go. will you let me go? - bismillah, no. - [ together ] we will not let you go. - let me go. - we will not let you go! [ high operatic voice ] ♪ let me go ♪ [ rock ] . >>> on this sunday night, from afghanistan, at the brink. another u.s. service member killed by the afghan forces they're training, as we begin our special coverage of a region in turmoil. tonight richard engel with the latest from afghanistan. >>> plus we're on patrol wi
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Sep 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> americans are faced with the highest prices we've ever seen for labor day weekend across much of the united states. >> reporter: look at los angeles. the average is now $4.16 a gallon. >> of course the motor home is going to be sitting home this weekend because it's going to be way too much money to fill it up. >> reporter: gasbuddy.com's heat map shows the least to most expensive states from green to red, 3.78 in massachusetts, $3.97 in new york. and $4.15 in both california and illinois, the highest in the country. in chicago nearly $4.34. >> i have to make changes with how i buy food, how i do my bills. >> reporter: this is interesting. aaa calculates that if you're driving from atlanta to kansas city in a 2008 toyota van, you'll pay about $190 in fuel. same vehicle from new york to chicago, about $200. from spokane to palm springs about $358 in fuel. the good news, gas prices aren't expected to stay this high. as refineries start switching to a less expensive winter blend, their inventories will come back up. gas prices, it's hoped, will start to go back down. >> between thanksgiving an
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Sep 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
the united states, calling for more democracy. now, there is an ongoing clash here as some demonstrators are trying to attract u.s. embassy, which is right on the edge of this square and you can see fear gas being fired from egyptian security forces trying to keep the demonstrators away from the u.s. embassy wall. a similar scene today in yemen, as an angry mob attacked the u.s. embassy compound in the city of sanaa a state department official says that all u.s. personnel that the embassy in sanaa have been accounted for and appear to be safe. another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital, sanaa. they climbed the gate, set fires, and raised posters denouncing a once-obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in
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Sep 17, 2012 7:00am PDT
, or is this something much deeper, a long simmering distrust of the united states? >> it's all the above. it's much long-simmering resentment of the united states. it has some legitimate reasons, but it's essentially a pretext, and it is not really about religion. it's about politics and world power. it's about what's taking place in these countries that are going through a tremendous complex, painful transition. take egypt, for instance, extremists and islamists with different interpretations of islam competing with the mainstream islamist group in egypt which is the muslim brotherhood. >> right. >> they whipped up frenzy against the movie initially, and then the president, who is very cynical, was looking to protect his flanks so he called for more demonstrations instead of containing the demonstrations or condemning them so what you have is a competition in egypt as to who is going to shape the future of egypt, and using this movie as a pretext. >> which raised the question. is this about the united states really at all, or is this about uncertainty in these people's own futures and their religious l
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Sep 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
of all time. the united states won 98 medals, coming in sixth overall. >>> right now we take you live to london. how about this, a picture of the fans checking out the parade for the paralympics. it's a nice celebration, a great party last night and the fans getting a chance to see their athletes up close and personal. they had quite a celebration, jay-z, rihanna. >> did you catch any of the action? >> i have a little bit. it was fun to watch. >>> i bet a lot of people watched football yesterday. let's check the forecast. >> new workweek, new forecast to talk about. it's crisp out there this morning, temps in the 40s and 50s. it's going to be on the hot side later on so as you're getting your kids dressed for school, dress them for the two parts of the day. 67 degrees at the coast today. we have got a heat wave just around the corner. we'll detail that in your seven-day forecast. let's check your drive first. >>> we'll do a quick bridge check. the san mateo bridge westbound has seen a good amount of traffic. traffic does look smooth as far as the speed sensors go but it looks a little
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the united states. >> last night was a pivotal speech for president obama as he made his case to the american people for a second term. he certainly thrilled supporters but his goal was far beyond the convention hall. >> if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot and everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules then i need you to vote this november. >> looking forward the president favors keeping education and green energy programs, keeping medicare like it is, and he had more to say. >> i have and i will. but when governor romney and his friends in congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficits by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy, well, what did bill clinton call it, you do the arithmetic. >> the pace will pick up with four debates ahead and election day 59 days away. mitt romney will be in new hampshire today as well, he will attend a rally tonight in nashua. his campaign will release more than a dozen new television commercials in that state. president obama will give a speech in portsmouth before speaking at the universi
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Sep 16, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to separate fact from fiction. this week one of the claims from the president was that the united states has doubled our use of renewable energy. according to fact check.org, that's not entirely true. wind and solar energy have doubled since 2008 partly because they started at such low levels but when you add in all types of renewable energy including hydro power from water, total renewable energy use is up by 25%, not double. as for mitt romney, he claimed that five studies show his tax plan show that his plan could cut i taxes by 25% and critics say it is impossible. of the five studies he mentioned two were written by romney campaign advisers, a third by a former economic adviser to president bush and the others were blogs or opinion pieces. >>> coming up, the escalating violence in afghanistan, four americans are dead after what some are calling an insider attack. >>> plus what happened to charles dowd? the retired san francisco firefighter vanished while traveling aboard an amtrak train and now his family is desperate for answers. >>> one on one with 49ers owner jed york on his commitme
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Sep 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
after they were caught entering the united states. the decision to halt those flights ends a seven-year experiment that cost taxpayers nearly 100 million. government officials say a more cost effective version of those flights may resume but not this year. >>> chicago teachers walked off the job this morning leaving the parents of 400,000 kids scrambling. teachers aren't striking over pavement they earn an average of $76,000 a year. they are unhappy with mayor rahm emanuel's push to cut health benefits and link evaluations to school performance. come schools were open so kids could have access to breakfast and lunch. the last strike in chicago was 25 years ago, and that one lasted 19 days. >>> a blow to al qaeda tonight. one of its top commanders were killed in yemen. >> nbc "bay area news" commander is here. >> reporter: senior officials are confirming al qaeda's number two in command was killed by drone missiles. he and five others were killed as they were leaving the house in the southern part of yemen. al qaeda's yemen branch is considered one of the biggest threats to america.
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Sep 17, 2012 5:00am PDT
there are in the united states. it's also six times the number of people who live in korea. i'm only counting south korea, i'm assuming in north korea, the supreme leader probably has his own videos. >> even if he is a one-hit wonder, he's going to do very well. >> he was on the "today" show and also made a quick cameo on snl saturday night. >> really. >> the guy's on fire. >> speaking of on fire, we've got rob mayeda. >> we do have low clouds this morning. let's show you some of the temperatures you're waking up to this morning. 50s for most of us around the bay area but novato at 46 is the cool spot. we do have low clouds and the sea breeze reaching into fairfield. southwest wind at 26 miles per hour and low clouds into the santa clara valley this morning. all signs point to a bit of a cooler day today. we'll probably still see a few low 80s and this trend will hold up through the middle part of the week before we warm up some thursday and friday. right now the satellite/radar view very quiet. yesterday we had high clouds coming in that made for a gorgeous sunset. and the jetstream pattern to the west
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Sep 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
and protests first broke out in egypt and libya late tuesday afternoon rumors spread that the united states was going to play that video on national television as a part of its 9/11 commemoration. >>> 6:06. rising anti-american violence is prompting the state department to pull its diplomats out of sudan and tunisia. u.s. citizens are also being urged to cancel travel plans to both countries. just last tuesday u.s. ambassador and bay area native chris stevens was killed alongside three other americans during an attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. libyan leaders say four arrests have been made since that attack and 50 people are wanting for questioning. >>> today marks one year since the occupy movement took hold on wall street. and then it spread from coast to coast. rallies are being planned across cities across the country, including a major gathering expected in san francisco's financial district. "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live from san francisco with more on today's rallies and why it could mean big problems for drivers. >> reporter: good morning to you, laura. it's
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00am PDT
$699 where they will open this morning. apple is easily the most valuable company in the united states, selling millions of iphones. look at these headlines. cnbc wonders if there are too many iphones being sold too early. they say they are front loading the numbers. business insider says apple's best days are behind it and the new math app will stink, despite the fact it's not out yet. the iphone comes out friday. but tomorrow we expect all apple users will get access to the new mobile operating system. most notably is what goes away. no more google maps or apple youtube app but there are improvements and a new look for your iphone or ipad starting tomorrow. >> an apple a day, right? let's check with rob mayeda. >> the forecast still free. we've got temperatures in the 40s and 50s, lots of low clouds. lunchtime temperatures, it's still jacket weather even in our valleys. as we head towards 4:00, that's when you're close to 80 in livermore. not much change to thursday. friday still looks to be the warmest day of the week. cooling again this weekend. >>> looking over here, things are st
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Sep 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
in the united states has led to a wave of protests in the muslim world and many deaths, as well. the bounty offer came a day after at least 20 protesters clashed with politics in pakistan. >>> back here, the pacific northwest is on alert today over what's is being called the largest fire event for years. wildfires in washington state is burning out of control and the raging flames are only part of the problem now. the smoke is so thick, the air is being compared to a volucani eruption. doesz of people have been taken to the hospital for treatment. many schools are closed. people are being warned to relocate, stay inside or wear masks. there's no relief in sight. >>> federal official officials are warning consumers not to eat trader joe's valencia creamy salted peanut butter. trader joe's has pulled the product from its store shelves nationwide and posted an advisory. peanut butter's i.d. number is 97111. jars should be returned to any trader joe's for a full refund. >>> and the guinness book of world records has announced a new milestone. that music milestone by a south korean rapper that's
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
and go. >> reporter: if the united states hasn't won the heart and mind of this 15-year-old, what about the rest of afghans? >> richard, the fact that a generation is now coming of age post-taliban, is that in itself the best defense of the taliban coming back into power, folks who would stand firm? >> maybe not. the taliban is an armed group. these schoolgirls are not going to fight against the taliban. they are all very worried about what is going to happen in this country. and we've spoken to politicians, political analysts, and they think after these troops leave that there could be a civil war in this country, and many afghans now don't remember 9/11. they just remember ten years of war. and they're asking themselves why? why did this happen? why did we have to have all of this war for ten years? >> 300,000 afghan troops, local police, national police have been trained. the strategy to get these folks home is to turn it over to afghan troops. questions about readiness and supplies and that sort of thing. but are they fighting an enemy who has an organization -- are the taliban frag
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Sep 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
ties with israel by now, could have cut off all intelligence cooperation with the united states. none of that has happened. it's important at a difficult time like this to bear in mind where things could have gone in a much more negative direction. it's been a terrible week for the united states, but i'm still hopeful about a lot of the arab spring. we've got to navigate some tough times right now, and syria remains a huge mess. but if you ask me how things are compared to how i would have guessed a year ago, probably better than i would have surmised. >> the u.s. still controls pursestrings in as much of the foreign aid to that part of the world. will that allow the u.s. to continue to exert some influence? >> absolutely. i think president morsi knows this in egypt. it's part of why he's sensitive to the fact that his initial reaction to this video. however understandable at a religious level is inappropriate at a political level, at a leadership level. i'd like to hope he would have figured this out on his own, but it's nice to have $1.5 billion worth of leverage on our side. >> chu
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Sep 24, 2012 7:00am PDT
east, the horn of africa over the last couple of weeks, protests against the united states. what is behind what seems to be this new wave of anti-americanism, in your opinion? >> well, i think, you know, if i can say one thing about america and the way it's viewed in this part of the world. i've just come back from my 88th visit to the middle east since leaving office. if i were you in america, i would not worry about being loved. that's not your role in the world, right? your role is to be strong and you are strong. what you have to understand in these circumstances there's two groups struggling for what's going on in the world. you have anti-american protesters burning the flag, saying terrible things and killing american people and you also have in libya, for example, after the tragic death of your ambassador there, thousands of people coming out protesting against the killers and demanding action taken against them so, you know, in the end, you've got to see this as a long struggle in which we've got to be on the side of the decent people, and there are decent people out ther
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Sep 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> what would you do if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person. one pizza owner got a little excited when he met president obama. he gave him a bear hug and lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? >> i think he did clear it with secret service which is a good thing. >>> and matt, al, natalie and i take a turn choosing the music of the show. the sound track of our lives. put a lot of thought into it, lot of anxiety. today is my day. >> good news for carpenters. >>> let's begin with that news. public school teachers on strike in chicago. nbc kevin tibbles is there. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt, from a boisterous picket sign outside ray elementary school. for the first time in 25 years, chicago teachers have gone on strike after a weekend of negotiations that went right down to the wire. after days of nonstop negotiating, chicago teachers union made this late night announcement. >> we failed to reach an agreement that will prevent a labor strike. >> reporter: a strike by the city's 29,000 public school teach
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Sep 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
to judge the worth and value of a man, the president of the united states, in this election. do we use the right criteria? >> no. you know, i think one of the reasons i got interested in doing this piece, kind of walking in obama's life, was it struck me just looking at it from afar that some of the problems that used to affect the evaluation of pro athletes pro sports has gotten over, sort of like how to separate out luck from skill and how not to blame, you know, assigning credit and blame where credit and blame is due on a baseball field, but we don't really do in political life, especially with the president. he's forever credited and blamed for things that he actually has often very little control over. >> you played a kind of game with the president where you said to him, mr. president, let's assume you're no longer president and i'm president, meaning you. >> yeah. >> what are the things i need to know about this job? and you took a few passes. >> i had to do it a few times. it took him a little while for him to get used to the idea that i was president. he didn't like that. >>
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
of my first term as president of the united states of america. and i will make it a top priority in my first year as president. >> so david, when the president says he didn't promise immigration reform as a priority, is he rewriting history a bit there? >> i don't think he said he didn't promise it as a priority, it was a priority, savannah. i was in a room in 2009 at the white house where he called together all the members of congress that supported immigration reform in the past, republicans and democrats, and he said let's lock arms and get this done, and every republican walked away because it became the policy of the republican party to walk away from immigration reform, so hopefully with the votes in november, people will say okay, let's come back to the table and get this done. but the president passed out of the house and out of the senate a dream act that was blocked by the minority of republicans in the senate on procedural grounds. he did move on the status of the dream act, the kids that were here, because their parents came here and through no fault of their own they got c
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Sep 7, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> will this conviction stick? in my opinion, we will end up .supreme court of the united states on this case. >> reporter: peterson's defense team immediately said it plans to appeal his conviction for savio's murder. >> it was hearsay evidence allowed un, unprecedented amount. >> reporter: now the friends and family of stacy say they want drew peterson charged with her death as well. >> no matter what, still have it pay the price for stacy. i still believe that's around the corner. >> reporter: peterson faces a maximum of 60 years in jail. illinois does not have the death penalty. he'll be sentenced november 26th. true to form he was overheard saying as he was leaving the courtroom, i guess this will ruin my christmas. matt. >> kevin tibbles in illinois this morning, kevin, thank you very much. kathleen savio's sister was in court for the verdict. she's with us along with her attorney. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> i'll get to the verdict in a second. you heard it. talk to me about what it's been like to sit in the courtroom over the last few weeks. >> i wasn't allowed in there much b
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Sep 18, 2012 7:00am PDT
units across the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. ♪ mile after mile, to and from ♪ now there are four for all to use ♪ ♪ tell the neighbors, friends, everyone the news ♪ ♪ and let's hum, hum, hum, hum ♪ ♪ let's hum ♪ a prius for everyone ♪ there's a bigger one, if you want more space ♪ ♪ a small one if the city's your place ♪ ♪ and even one you can plug in ♪ so hop on in and give one a spin ♪ ♪ and let's hum, hum, hum, hum ♪ ♪ let's hum ♪ a prius for everyone >>> back now at 8:20 with some big changes coming to twitter. the company's ceo will explain those in just a couple of minutes, but first jason kennedy gives us a look inside the company headquarters in san francisco. jason, good morning. >> reporter: hey there, matt, good morning. twitter is just six years old and with its growing number of active users around the world, get this, the c
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >> only about 30 new cases of atrt are diagnosed in the united states each year. the survival rate is just 10%. matt, obviously, you look at that video, she's smiling. the short time she spent on this earth she knew she was loved, even by justin bieber. a short life. >> we pass along our condolences to her family. thank you. we're back in a moment on "today." this is nbc. >>> just ahead a story, an incredible story of a man, the injuries that crushed his dreams and second chances. he's going to share it in a live interview. >> an inspiring story. matt has been calling me for weeks saying you have to see this video. you'll see it soon. >>> and we'll be live in south korea as psy makes his triumphant return, the conqu conquering hero of gangnam style. he brought it to the world. first a check of your local news and weather. and spirit of malib is an awesome place to be. introducing the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu eco. ♪ sophisticated new styling, the fuel-saving intelligence of eassist, 37 mpg highway, and up to 580 highway miles on a single tank of gas. ♪ the all-new 2013 chevrolet ma
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Sep 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
will be presented with congress's highest honor, the congressional gold medal. >>> the 67th session of the united nation's general assembly opens this afternoon. the general assembly is the only group in which all 193 member nations have an equal vote. next week the annual general debate of global heads of state opens. >>> and happy birthday to funny man jason sudeikis. the snl star turns 37 today. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later today on the "today" show. >>> ryan seacrest is live in studio to discuss the new "american idol" judges, mariah carey and nicki minaj. and pop star pink performs live on the plaza. >>> and now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports, and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. have a good one. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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